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Gyudon Japanese Beef Bowl


"This is basically a common Japanese fast food where beef and caramelized onions are served on top of short-grain rice. Perfect when hot, cold, or room temperature. Good for school lunches on hot days."
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22 m servings 297 cals
Original recipe yields 2 servings

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  1. Halve the onion and discard the central-most part. Cut halves into thin slices.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet or wok over high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until it starts to brown, about 30 seconds. Reduce heat to medium-low; add water, soy sauce, brown sugar, mirin, and sake and simmer until flavors combine, about 3 minutes.
  3. Stir beef into the skillet. Cook, covered, until beef is cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes. Divide between serving bowls and garnish with sesame seeds, green onions, ginger, and seaweed strips.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Substitute another kind of rice wine for the sake if preferred.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 297 calories; 15.2 g fat; 21.2 g carbohydrates; 15.5 g protein; 41 mg cholesterol; 977 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Having lived in japan, this a weekly staple in my house. My only changes are, 5 Tbsps of soy sauce and 3 Tbsps of rice vinegar instead of Mirin. Oh and adding the egg to the top the sauce at t...

I thought it was bland. I will make again, but will definitely add vegetables, ginger and salt . Will also double the sauce as we like it to soak into the rice

I loved this. I did it with rice noodles and enjoyed it. changes in am going to make next time is a little less vinegar.

A sweet and savoury delight hot or cold. I used mirin because I didn't have sake, and the outcome was a bit too sweet. I served it with the optional ingredients all over rice noodles. Thank you...